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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
Phone Number: +1 808-329-6881
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Amazing transitions of landscape

We walked (a 5 year old and myself) from the visitor center to the fish trap. We went slow and completed the Jr ranger program as we went. It was an easy walk - but hot until we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked (a 5 year old and myself) from the visitor center to the fish trap. We went slow and completed the Jr ranger program as we went. It was an easy walk - but hot until we got to the coast! The beach was what you imagine a tropical paradise looks like - palm trees, sea life, not too... More 

Thank sepet
Noosa Heads
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This area obviously has significant significance for the indigenous people but as a park it did not provide a great deal of explanation as to its purpose, history and other information to tourists. The lava flow was good but this is only a small area of the total lava flow.There is a visitor center and a short path and that... More 

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Ogden, Utah
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice place to visit and the Hawaiian culture was represented well The displays were nice but the trails need updating It was nice the see turtles there on the beach

Thank Alan B
Burnet, Texas, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at the visitor center and got information on where to find sea turtles from some very helpful rangers. A short drive from there and a short walk and we were amazed. A number of large turtles just yards from shore grazing. We waded in and observed them from as close as 6 feet. Great experience after finding no... More 

Thank TerryT705
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love it there. Beautiful beach and nice grounds to snorkel and dive for fish and octopus. Our family fishes and catch for home use. Glad we continue to fish for eat and sharing.

Thank Rig L
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into history, there's a lot to learn here. Places are well signed, trails are easy to locate. There is an opportunity to visit the beach by Honokohau harbor, and walk along the shore for a lengthy stretch while observing honu (sea turtles) just a few feet away. The circle tour (two options) is fairly long, and a little... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As in most of the well-known, iconic places, the picture in your mind is what you see you get there, but not much more.

Thank skywalker5
Camberley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

nice place to walk, fair chance of seeing green sea turtles in the water or on the edge of the beautiful beach. Saw a local fishing with a weighted throwing net and while we were there he managed to catch a fish definitely large enough for dinner for 2.

Thank TrevB56
Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Other reviews are correct that the snorkeling isn't very good. The best part was when we were coming back to shore and a turtle swam up from behind us and went right by as if it knew we were no threat. Unfortunately, there were several people being in the way of the turtles in order to take pictures. The ranger... More 

Thank Kweejee
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This area was a good example of native dryland habitat. We saw quite a few birds. The ancient cultural features like petroglyphs and the fish traps were somewhat interesting. My daughter did the Junior Ranger activity. The trails were well maintained. We didn't go into the water because we were packed up for our flight home later that day.

Thank Keith S

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